Many collectors and enthusiasts believe that if you want to buy the last, best developed car in the Porsche 356 line, you want to have a 1964 or 1965 Porsche 356SC. All the latest and greatest advancements of the time were included: a great ride, because Porsche softened the torsion bars; good torque, the best cylinder heads, and the highest power output in the 356 line. The Porsche 356SC effectively replaced the Normal, Super and Super 90 of the 356B series and offered Solex 40 PII carburetors. Boasting 90 horsepower, while the standard 356C was only giving 75 horsepower using Zenith carburetors, the 1965 Porsche 356SC achieved greatness with its power and styling. There were a few small changes from the previous 356B models a magnetic catch for the glove box, a repositioned passenger grab handle, and a new panel under the ashtray to accommodate a wiper switch and cigar lighter but in general, the car stayed stylistically the same. Embodying all of these improvements and more, the 356SC is a sought-after model, especially for those planning to drive it on a fairly regular basis.
If you’re thinking about buying a 1965 Porsche 356SC, it is important to take the time to authenticate any potential purchase and to have a full understanding of the overall condition of the car. Authentication can be fairly easy; you must check the engine and chassis numbers against Porsche records. Asking the seller for documentation regarding ownership history, restoration, repair and maintenance can also give you a good idea of the background of the 356. To understand the overall condition of the Porsche 356, you’ll want to hire a third party inspector. This inspector can give you a report on the mechanics, body condition and any areas of rust or corrosion. You’ll also want to think about potential restoration costs, as buying a model in the best condition you can will save you thousands when it comes time to restore your classic. If you’re purchasing a previously restored example, having documentation to show the quality of the restoration process can also be key. These are just a few of the Buyer’s Tips that the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club recommends based on their years of experience in the classic car marketplace.
To learn more about the 1965 Porsche 356SC or to explore the classic Porsche 356 models currently in their online inventory, their team invites you to browse this website at your leisure. Should you have any questions or would like to speak with a representative directly, please do not hesitate to call today. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you secure the 356 you’ve been dreaming of. Connect today!
Learn More About Classic Porsches: